One Miles per hour

My Swedish American love story.

Category: girl stuff

Moscow mules


Last night my friend Charlotte and I went out for a nice cold Moscow mule and an all local/organic dinner at my favorite bar Seven!

I had a Tri tip and blue cheese sandwich with truffle fries and she had a grilled chicken pesto with fries. Amazinnnnng. After hours of catching up and reminiscing about when we both first lived in Santa Barbara in 2009 with the huge group of swedes we hung out we decided to call it a night. (Marcus was home with sleeping Miles).

As we walked to the car we couldn’t help but notice how beautiful the beach looked. It was still over 80f out (28c) and the ocean was glistening along with a full moon and the lights from the pier. Picture perfect

Well not picture perfect because the moon always looks small and worthless in pictures but I tried to capture it for ya’ll anyways …



Baby filled Saturday


Skipped my work conference this morning after waking up more congested and realizing I had also forgotten the power plug to my pump. Aka no milk stored for miles so I can be away for a few hours. I managed to hand pump a bottle and a half but still seemed like more of a hassle. Especially when I wasn’t feeling a hundred percent. So I went to brunch with my parents and Miles and when we came back Marcus played golf with my dad and sisters boyfriend and I went on a mommy date with my two friends. Libby who has a 7 month old babe named Knox, Justine who has an 11 month old names Jax and my sweet baby Miles 🙂 we laid at the park sharing experiences and staring at each others babies. It was a perfect afternoon 🙂

I went afterwards to visit a best friend of mine Gary, who passed away 7 years ago, his family. They were so excited to see miles and hear all about what I’ve been up to. After that I brought the most tired baby home who passed out immediately and I went over to my friend Lalanis for a movie night.

She surprised me with a wine bottle covered in a label asking me to be her bridesmaid for her wedding next April. Mmmmmmm duh!!!! I couldn’t be more excited. My first wedding and I’m in it! Now I get to dress shop and help plan the best bachelorette party. Lalani and I have known each other since little league basketball when we were 10 and she thought I was loud and obnoxious which I was 😉 it was love at first sight. From then on we both talk when we can and keep in touch and every time we hang out it feels like no time has passed.

I couldn’t be happier for her or more excited for myself!!!

Time for bed now because tomorrow is my sisters birthday luncheon.





A night out for mommy


I got a much needed night out last night with one of my best friends Andrea here in Santa Barbara. We’ve both been so busy with our lives and haven’t got the chance to hang out lately with me being a mom and all and her being caught up with work and her new boyfriend.

We started the night out at our favorite tasting room/wine bar Muni … After Muni we called UBER which is seriously my new favorite taxi service. They send you whichever personal driver they have near you and you can see where the driver is on a map with live gps. So we took our UBER taxi to the James Joyce one of our favorite hipster bars on State street and had a few drinks with some more friends before calling it a night.

It’s definitely different drinking when you have a baby. I have the responsibility of taking care of this little guy, waking up early, breastfeeding and entertaining. AKA I can’t drink like I used to.

Especially since you can’t breastfeed after drinking so I’ve spent my night and morning pumping and bottle feeding almost 5 bags from my freezer stash :/ thank god this only happens once in awhile.

Oh ya and it’s Easter so Marcus and I might take Miles to the courthouse for a big outdoor Easter service a local church is hosting and follow with a nice brunch!

Happy Easter